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NASA to Showcase Science at Kings Dominion

Richmond, VA., USA (May 1, 2012) /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Thrill-seekers can have a blast learning about space while visiting one of the mid-Atlantic’s amusement parks this weekend.

Employees from NASA’s Langley Research Center will travel to Kings Dominion to take part in the park’s annual Education Day event, held this year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 4.

Education Day allows students to apply classroom theories through group and individual assignments and contests.

Visitors will experience what it feels like to live and work in space through NASA exhibits. Study for the journey by playing a NASA Spin the Wheel game, answer questions about NASA technology and see the new exhibit “Rockets to Racecars,” which highlights the connections between NASA and NASCAR. Explore how roller coasters are similar to NASA’s Launch Abort System and ride a Kings Dominion Roller Coaster to get a brief glimpse of what the astronauts experience.

There will be a lot of ongoing activities throughout the park during Education Days, including a roller coaster building contest, a dinosaur diorama contest, a chemistry scavenger hunt and displays from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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